S5 E8
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Season 5  "The Playbook"  5x8

Aired 10 years ago - Nov 16, 2009

After his relationship with Robin ends, Barney dusts off his "playbook" to help him back into the dating scene

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Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 1
Or, you know, the bed.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 2
- It's a great read, actually. - Yeah, I'm reading it right now.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 3
Things people say right before they meet the love of their life.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 4
I just wanna focus on my Star Trek fan fiction.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 5
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 6
Three years ago, this girl, Shelly, started teaching at my school.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 7
Come on, buddy! One more chicken finger and the crown is yours!
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 8
- And now you're ready. - Yeah, bro. Now you can fit, like,
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 9
- I know, I'm sorry. I feel terrible. - You should feel terrible.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 10
- And you met him at MacLaren's? - Yeah, right at the bar.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 11
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 12
She's brainy and annoying, kind of boring in the sack.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 13
Okay, what's "The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn"?
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 14
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 15
- Yeah, it's me. - Do I know you?
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 16
You really don't know who I am, do you? What a refreshing change of pace.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 17
"and does an Internet search for 'Lorenzo Von Matterhorn.'
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 18
"to the North Pole as a feat of pure daring and imagination.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 19
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 20
The only way she would be upset is if someone told her it was all a bunch of lies.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 21
Oh! Actually, that one's true. I went to that.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 22
You ruined her for Ted,
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 23
- Hell, no - Hell, no
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 24
Wow, you're an astronaut?
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 25
Though, I have been to the "smoon."
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 26
Come on, Barney. You just...
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 27
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 28
"To perform 'The He's Not Coming, 'here's what you'll need.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 29
- What are you talking about? - Never mind.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 30
He's not? But we agreed.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 31
All right, I'm gonna go get the paper.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 32
I've gone to the freezer looking for frozen waffles and not found them?
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 33
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 34
and it worked, gangbusters. You should have seen this girl.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 35
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 36
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 37
Barney, I've got half a mind to take that Playbook
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 38
- No more flimflams! - Damn it!
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 39
Oh, my God, that's horrible!
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 40
- So, then what happened? - It says here, " He breaks into song,
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 41
You know, I heard it was gonna rain.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 42
Baby, can you put The Playbook up on the Internet?
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 43
Well, it was on the last page of The Playbook,
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 44
If anyone should be mad, it should be Robin.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 45
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 46
Hi. You see that guy over there in the scuba suit?
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 47
So what's "The Scuba Diver"? And this is Claire, by the way.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 48
Robin, I am so sorry.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 49
I gotta make sure my tux fits.
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 50
- Wanna grab a cup of coffee? - Okay, Claire, before you turn him down,

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Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 2
- It's a great read, actually. - Yeah, I'm reading it right now.
#2
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 3
Things people say right before they meet the love of their life.
#3
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 4
I just wanna focus on my Star Trek fan fiction.
#4
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 5 #5 Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 6
Three years ago, this girl, Shelly, started teaching at my school.
#6
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 7
Come on, buddy! One more chicken finger and the crown is yours!
#7
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 8
- And now you're ready. - Yeah, bro. Now you can fit, like,
#8
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 9
- I know, I'm sorry. I feel terrible. - You should feel terrible.
#9
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 10
- And you met him at MacLaren's? - Yeah, right at the bar.
#10
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 11 #11 Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 12
She's brainy and annoying, kind of boring in the sack.
#12
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 13
Okay, what's "The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn"?
#13
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 14 #14 Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 15
- Yeah, it's me. - Do I know you?
#15
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 16
You really don't know who I am, do you? What a refreshing change of pace.
#16
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 17
"and does an Internet search for 'Lorenzo Von Matterhorn.'
#17
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 18
"to the North Pole as a feat of pure daring and imagination.
#18
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 19 #19 Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 20
The only way she would be upset is if someone told her it was all a bunch of lies.
#20
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 21
Oh! Actually, that one's true. I went to that.
#21
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 22
You ruined her for Ted,
#22
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 23
- Hell, no - Hell, no
#23
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 24
Wow, you're an astronaut?
#24
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 25
Though, I have been to the "smoon."
#25
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 26
Come on, Barney. You just...
#26
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 27 #27 Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 28
"To perform 'The He's Not Coming, 'here's what you'll need.
#28
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 29
- What are you talking about? - Never mind.
#29
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 30
He's not? But we agreed.
#30
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 31
All right, I'm gonna go get the paper.
#31
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 32
I've gone to the freezer looking for frozen waffles and not found them?
#32
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and it worked, gangbusters. You should have seen this girl.
#34
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Barney, I've got half a mind to take that Playbook
#37
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 38
- No more flimflams! - Damn it!
#38
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 39
Oh, my God, that's horrible!
#39
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 40
- So, then what happened? - It says here, " He breaks into song,
#40
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 41
You know, I heard it was gonna rain.
#41
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 42
Baby, can you put The Playbook up on the Internet?
#42
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 43
Well, it was on the last page of The Playbook,
#43
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 44
If anyone should be mad, it should be Robin.
#44
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 45 #45 Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 46
Hi. You see that guy over there in the scuba suit?
#46
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 47
So what's "The Scuba Diver"? And this is Claire, by the way.
#47
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 48
Robin, I am so sorry.
#48
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 49
I gotta make sure my tux fits.
#49
Recap of How I Met Your Mother Season 5 Episode 8 (S05E08) - 50
- Wanna grab a cup of coffee? - Okay, Claire, before you turn him down,
#50